The West Indies team led by all-rounder are currently in India for a series of 2 Test match, 5 ODI and 3 T20I matches. The visiting side have got off to a worst possible start by losing the first test match at Rajkot by an innings and 272 runs against Virat Kohli’s Team India.
As the visiting side prepare for the second test in Hyderabad, skipper Jason Holder Wednesday took a dig at his team’s critics, pointing out that even a far superior Caribbean outfit of the 90’s, including the legendary Brian Lara, couldn’t win a Test series in India.
The Caribbean side has been under pressure as critics lashed out at the team for poor showing in the first test, speaking about wat people have to say, Holder said “We are playing the No.1 team, India, in their backyard. And history would show we haven’t won a Test match here since 1994 and if you look at the players who came through West Indies cricket I think Brian Lara and these greats have been playing all that time.”
“Again, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just focus primarily on what I have to do and what the team has to do. There’s no point worrying about what people have to say because people will always have to say (something or the other).
“The only way we can silence the critics or try to silence them because I don’t think they’ll ever shut up is by playing cricket.”
The all-rounder, who missed the first test due to injury is yet to regain fitness for the second Test, but has shown his unhappiness about the way in which his inexperienced side have been at the receiving end of things.
Speaking to PTI he said “A lot has been said about this Test team in particular; things that I am not in agreement with. Because we have beaten top sides in the last two-three series we’ve played. We probably haven’t won as many series as we’d like. Within the last year, I think we’ve won two out of four or five series we’ve played. So I don’t understand why people would be this harsh towards us.”